Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

8.934 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Nose of a California Chardonnay, pop corn and butter. Palate is White Burgundy, minerals, round and focused.

Nose of a California Chardonnay, pop corn and butter. Palate is White Burgundy, minerals, round and focused.

Oct 16th, 2017
Elizabeth Rice

I hear a lot of good things about this winery and after tasting this wine, I can see why. Medium bodied with a fantastic balance of fruit and freshness. Tasted next to Pouilly-Fuisse and Napa Chard and it stole the show.

I hear a lot of good things about this winery and after tasting this wine, I can see why. Medium bodied with a fantastic balance of fruit and freshness. Tasted next to Pouilly-Fuisse and Napa Chard and it stole the show.

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2017
NM Wilson

Dublin

Dublin

Sep 20th, 2018
Hernan Hernandez

This is the only Chardonnay from Cali that I can actually enjoy so far. Not super oaky and it has some European influence in the wine making process. Bought at Riverdale Vintner. $21.99.

This is the only Chardonnay from Cali that I can actually enjoy so far. Not super oaky and it has some European influence in the wine making process. Bought at Riverdale Vintner. $21.99.

Sep 17th, 2018
collin sideranko

So well made. Really makes you question some of those other Chardonnay purchases at 3x the price.

So well made. Really makes you question some of those other Chardonnay purchases at 3x the price.

Feb 24th, 2018
Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

If bourbon we’re a white wine, it might taste like this. There’s plenty of citrus on the nose, and that is what I taste at the beginning, but then there’s vanilla and oak mid-way through and there’s a bright, mineral finish.

If bourbon we’re a white wine, it might taste like this. There’s plenty of citrus on the nose, and that is what I taste at the beginning, but then there’s vanilla and oak mid-way through and there’s a bright, mineral finish.

Dec 2nd, 2017
Eric Belling

Wanted to try this for a long time. Worth the wait

Wanted to try this for a long time. Worth the wait

Nov 15th, 2017
Andrew

Light gold color, pale on rim; butterscotch oak stands out on smell, fruit follows, tropical citrus, canned pineapple; wine is dry but with some juicy sweetness; medium body; creamy, slightly oily; moderate alcohol; moderate acidity; good length. This is a great wine year in year out.

Light gold color, pale on rim; butterscotch oak stands out on smell, fruit follows, tropical citrus, canned pineapple; wine is dry but with some juicy sweetness; medium body; creamy, slightly oily; moderate alcohol; moderate acidity; good length. This is a great wine year in year out.

Nov 15th, 2017
jason carey DWS

Delicious. Balance. Apple. Minerals.

Delicious. Balance. Apple. Minerals.

Oct 15th, 2017
Brendan OConnell

Solid, well-balanced Chardonnay.

Solid, well-balanced Chardonnay.

Feb 20th, 2017